The Central District Health Department (CDHD) investigated a Salmonella outbreak associated with the Boise Co-op deli – specifically food purchased from the deli after June 1, 2015.
As of the end of July, approximately 300 cases of Salmonella were associated with the outbreak. Test results showed Salmonella growth in raw turkey, tomatoes and onion.
Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause diarrheal illness in humans. They are microscopic living creatures that pass from the feces of people or animals to other people or other animals. There are many different kinds of Salmonella bacteria.
Salmonella serotype Typhimurium and Salmonella serotype Enteritidis are the most common in the United States.